Saturday, October 29, 2011
Commercial producers of eggs for local markets, Den Dulk also has its own retail outlet a couple miles down the road. We buy our eggs there not only because they are inexpensive, but mostly because they are so fresh and taste sooooooooooo good.
Today, we found that the young hens are still producing a myriad of Medium Brown Organic eggs.
Hot dog, we say, that means we get five dozen eggs for $3 -- beats paying $3.69 or more at the store for Organic Brown Eggs.
When I picked up the flats of eggs, I had a look at them, and said to the cashier, "Wow, these are absolutely beautiful!"
She giggled nervously, and said in an offhand kind of way, "Yeah, uh ... simple pleasures, right?"
Obviously, she didn't think I was serious.
But I was. Look at these eggs. They are works of art. Technically they are all "Medium Brown Eggs" but what a difference in each of them! One such a dark brown; one so light with a dark cloud sketched upon it. Speckles, freckles, on the others, darker, lighter, in a cap-like pattern ...
I really meant it. They are beautiful.